If you are living in a leasehold property, and considering the acquisition of the freehold, I can offer two pieces of advice based on my own experience.
Firstly, do not delay, as you will find in these cases, time is money.
Secondly, do not try to do it yourself, get some help.
We appointed Michael Boaden following a recommendation from a colleague. We might have been particularly unlucky with our freeholder and their solicitors, as they certainly did not make the process an easy one, and I am not sure we would have come through without Michael’s help.
Throughout, Michael was both professional and supportive, openly upfront about fees, which are, incidentally, quite reasonable, and I would have no hesitation in recommending his services to anyone considering such a move.